Sunday, July 27, 2008

Brick Walls

This is a very inspirational and moving lecture "Really achieving Your Childhood Dream"
When Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch learned that he only had months to live, he turned his last lecture in September 2007 into a lesson on life. The lecture, titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dream, became an Internet sensation. It was viewed over 3.4 million times on YouTube

Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer couple days ago on 25 Jul 08. He was 47.

Take a look at Randy's last lecture, where he talked about life lessons he learned and gave advice to students on how to overcome obstacles and achieve their own goals:

Its a pretty long video, just over an hour long. But it will definitely be the most worthwhile and inspiring one hour you'll spend

"Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

back in the day

Saw a couple pals posting up old skool fits, and got tempted to break some of mine out for air

Saturday: ape|gshock haze|lEvis LVC|nike stussy
Headed out with the GF for some delish sushi/sashimi lunch (maybe i was just hungry) and picked up a dress she had reserved a week back. Wanted to catch Dark Knight but was amazed by the filled out theatres in town. Its been a long time since i saw the whole day's slots filling up to the brim. In the end decided to postpone it to next week, hope i don';t regret it when mates start rubbing it in... hahaha

Sunday: stussy wtaps|luminox stussy|lEvis 503B|nb mt580 TN2
Popped out for a quick lunch/tea break and also dropped by ToysRUs. Since Wall*E the movie had yet opened here, i wondered if the toys have arrived. Boy, i really felt like i was 8yrs old again. Too many toys, too little time! Really wanted to see the super deluxe remote controlled Wall*E, but couldnt find it...its either not distributed here, or its too ex for the market (usd$250 in the states). Saw the intermediate version though (usd$60), mulling over whether to cop... yea, this coming from a dude that cops vinyls and used shoes for much more lol

The say time travel is expensive, i couldn't agree more
A couple of maildrops the past week...
Bape sta-camo

I've always loved the big ape head logo tee, and i was stoked that this featured my fave Sta-camo print. Its a release for the US market as seen from the sizing...
And probably only an ape-head like me will appreciate the fact that besides the seeming-typo text of "aprimal apearel" on the label, it was a subtle dig at "american apparel". Yes, the nerd in me loved it

Very Ape "RL"

And definitely only otaku's recognize that Nigo's been poking fun of American sportswear ever since birth of the label. Check out this Very Ape basic tee, and the very "Polo Ralph Lauren"-esque embroidered logo and size label...Perhaps the only reason i'm still digging ape stuff till this day, is to still hope for more of these subtle references
Oh, and in case you missed it, the ape-head sleeve tags of old had the "registered R" on the left of the logo. Told ya i'm a nerd =)

W)taps "Ronaldo"

Way before Ronaldo gained weight, had a bum knee, questionable sexual preferences and overshadowed by the "other" Portuguese namesake, he was actually quite a monster by the way he terrorized the Serie A defences. Been harassing my buddy Jon for this figure ever since i knew he had it. Black/Pink? evil. Flaunting the Inter Milan Pirelli jersey with splatter BDU's and Supreme Downlows? Way awesome!
I'm pretty much game-over for my designer vinyl collection with this piece. It closes out the earlier W)taps "terrorist" figures.
Now if only i can get my hands on those BountyHunter Mickey and Disney figures...

Couple of new prints, quite like the chosen verses

adidas Doley

Pretty nice basic piece of canvas slip-on from adi. Wonder if it was cross-referenced for Visvim's Foley?

Megan Fox
she just awakened the star wars nerd in me...

Front magazine Aug
i'm truly convinced Kitty Lea is hot and Front is a magazine every dude should buy


GirlTalk - Feed the Animals Link
Girl Talk does an insane number of mix/mash in the tunes. While most purists will hate on the cross-genre mix, i'd say its a great way to get thru the commute with his tunes on the ipod
I somehow appreciate them more by watching the vid. This guy does a pretty spiffy job, check his other vid creations

been hella busy with work lately, sorry for the late postings... check back again, ya?! laters

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Probably an apt term to describe my lack of posts lately
Been busy and stressed with work lately. Just hope things work out the way i envisioned it to be...else those grey hairs sprouting on me head will be in vain! lol
Couple of fits recently:

Supreme.NBHD|45RPM|NB1400 ST33

east meets west: Stussy|NBHD|GShock Haze|NBMT580 "TN2"
Went to catch Zohan". So glad i could park the brain and just rot at the big screen. Kinda miss the days of Stephen Chow "mo lei tao"(nonsensical) comedies

Finally caught Wanted and realised what everyone was hyping about. No it wasn;t movie of the year material, but boy, i bet all males from 12 to 62 will be cheering the blood/gore/SFX/Tits & Ass & Legs & pouty lips & tattoos & tits & ass....
who could remember the plot after everything? who cares?

Being so tired and bored from work also means doing one thing mindlessly/endlessly:
Pick Ups
Mowax Nigo Ape sounds

Not often you find gems like this untouched-in-box at way-below-retail. But when i do, it usually ends up in my mailbox and now on my shelf

Polo shorts

ain;t really summer till you pull on a pair of shorts
Got the Tyler seersucker and Madras shorts for the wardrobe...can't always rock the camo bdu berms homie! ha

yet more tees

This simple print came out quite a long while back. Hey, you can never have enough tees, and its brand new with tags/bagged and off the radar = copped

Recon "London" tee for Stash's exhibition (finally copped it!), and
Project Dragon "search&rescue" print (don't you love the BSF pointmen on the back!)

Rapha s/s 08
I always enjoy Rapha's lookbook every season for the stories, gorgeous photos and of course the apparel

They make the best performance and stylish cycling apparel out there, that makes even an armchair surfer like me mulling over the Fixed.shirt and Club jersey
Surrender Now
the guys have finally done up the site properly, so folks over the world can finally get their hands on SRNDR products
Peep the separate Surrender (new 3D prints) and Surrender for Unkle sections (pointmen print on BaseControl!)

Else, just enjoy the pictorials for your desktop or screensaver... ;)

new ads for Hyperdunk - July26
Yeah, the MartyMcFly Kobe hyperdunks caused a fiasco and minor stampede at UNDFTD LA
Guess its just the tip of the iceberg, peep these in-yer-face ads by the wunderkids at W+K

Cibo Matto - Sugar Water (1996)
insane stuff by Michel Gondry
brings to mind the dope Pharcyde vid for "Drop"

Guy may be back to his best! can't wait
Couple of Michael Thompson shoots... oldies but goodies (hotties actually)

Jen Aniston

laters y'all!